By Elly Karenzi
Ibanda LC 5 chairperson, Mr. Melichidius Kazwengye has decided to stepdown and retire from politics during the forthcoming NRM primaries.
Mr. Kazwengye says that he will not participate in NRM primaries elections to be elected as flag bearer for 2021-2026 to enable him to be elected as LC 5 chairperson.
Mr. Kazwengye made the remarks yesterday while addressing the press in Ibanda district. He revealed that his personal doctors advised him not to participate in politics due to poor health conditions as result of kidney problems.
Kazwengye is the young brother to Hon. Eng. John Byabagambi who is the Minister for Karamoja Affairs and the MP for Ibanda south.
He is also the former Mbarara Secretary for Works. In 2005 when Ibanda upgraded to district status after being curved from Mbarara district, Mr. Kazwengye participated into Ibanda politics and became the first LC 5 chairperson and has led the district for 15 years.
He added that needs to rest till he gets better. He noted that this is not the end of politics. “This to inform the public that am still LC 5 chairperson till May 2021.”
“I thank all religious leaders in Ibanda district, Members of Parliament of Ibanda south, Ibanda north and Ibanda municipality plus district councilors for supporting me during the 15 years I have been leading Ibanda,” Kazwengye said.
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